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B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) 2018-2019: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4Mathematics (M) course 3GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 Second Language (S) course1 4
Elective 3 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Elective 3
 13 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3Communication Analysis choice 1 3COM 318 Argumentation and Debate4
COM 213 Media Communication3 THE 201 Christian Theology3
COM 230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 Electives 6
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 World Cultures (U) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
 14 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 361 Rhetorical Criticism3COM 463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM 498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4
History or Political Science choice 2 4 Relational Communication choice 4
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Oral Communication choice 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Elective 3 Elective 3
 16 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 2 3
Cross-cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Electives 6 Electives 6
 12-15 0 16
Total Credits 124-130

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4COM 213 Media Communication3
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 4
Elective 3  
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3Communication Analysis Course choice 1 3COM 318 Argumentation and Debate4
COM 230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Mathematics (M) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 History or Political Science Choice I 3
 13 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 361 Rhetorical Criticism3COM 463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM 498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4
Oral Communication Course choice 4 Relational Communication choice 4
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Electives 6
History or Political Science Choice 2   
Elective 3  
 16 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 2 3
Cross-cultural Experience (Z0 course 0-3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Electives 6 Electives 6
 12-15 0 16
Total Credits 124-130

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)